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The disordered cosmos : a journey into dark matter, spacetime, and dreams deferred / Chanda Prescod-Weinstein.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

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Howe Library 523.01 PRE 31254003705403 New books - Main floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781541724709 :
  • ISBN: 1541724704 :
  • Physical Description: viii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Bold Type Books, 2021.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein is one of the leading physicists of her generation, at work on the origins of spacetime at the intersection of particle physics and astrophysics. She is also one of the fewer than one hundred Black women to earn a PhD in physics. In The Disordered Cosmos, Prescod-Weinstein shares with readers her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest theories of dark matter - all with a new spin and rhythm informed by pop culture, hip hop, politics, and Star Trek. Prescod-Weinstein's vision of the cosmos is vibrant, inclusive and buoyantly non-traditional. As she makes clear, what we know about the universe won't be complete until we learn to think beyond the limitations of white-dominated science. Science, like most fields, is set up for men to succeed, and is rife with racism, sexism, and shortsightedness as a result. But as Prescod-Weinstein makes brilliantly clear, we all have a right to know the night sky. By welcoming the insights of those who have been left out for too long, we expand our understanding of the universe and our place in it. The Disordered Cosmos is a vision for a world without prejudice that allows everyone to view the wonders of the universe through the same starry eyes"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Astrophysics.
Particles (Nuclear physics)
Cosmology.
African Americans > Study and teaching.
Feminism.
Feminist theory.

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